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2013 WSRID State Conference
01 Nov 2013
03 Nov 2013
Sheraton Hotel, 100 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
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2013 WSRID Conference
Coming Together to Learn, Share, Empower
Keynote Speaker: Tiffany Williams, Director of ADWAS
Tiffany Williams, a Gallaudet alumnus, past CEO of the International WSRID committee of Sports for the Deaf, presenter for Deaf Women Leadership seminars to college students in the US and to women internationally, serves on the Board of Trustees at Gallaudet University and is the Executive Director of the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) in Seattle. The agency is the first in the nation to serve deaf and deaf-blind women and children experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault.
Legal Trac: Melanie DeLeon-Benham & Ed Alletto
Melanie DeLeon-Benham, CI, CT, NAD IV, NIC, SC:L has specialized in legal interpreting for the last nine years and is one of eight interpreters who hold the Oregon Certified Court Interpreter credential. She holds a position within the Oregon Judicial Department, Court Interpreting Services as the Certification and Training Coordinator. In this position she works as a mentor with both spoken and sign language interpreters, develops and provides training for interpreters, the courts and court staff. Melanie is also the committee chair for the Amy Ann Mentoring Program with the Oregon RID chapter.
Ed Alletto, CSC, OIC:S/V, OIC:V/S, SC:L, teamed up with SignOn Inc. of Seattle, WA in 2003 to establish SignOn-Oregon LLC, a sign language interpreting agency that offered both video and in-person interpreting. Ed has interpreted in courtrooms in New York and Oregon since the mid 1980’s as a contractor. In 2007, he joined the Oregon Judicial Department’s interpreting staff as an ASL Interpreter II.
Medical Trac: Todd Agan
Todd S. K. Agan, CI & CT, BEI Master, is currently based in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio where he is the lead designated interpreter for a deaf physician, as well as, an adjunct faculty member at the San Antonio College interpreter training program. He has focused the majority of his professional efforts on interpreting for deaf medical professionals.
EIPA & LGBTQQIA: CM Hall
CM Hall, Ed.M., NIC Advanced, EIPA Ed K-12, is project coordinator of the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University (WOU), teaches Deaf-Blind Interpreting in WOU’s interpreting program and LGBTQ Studies for the Sociology Dept., and is Member-at-Large on the RID Board. She currently chairs Basic Rights Oregon’s Equality PAC, working to elect pro-equality candidates to legislative and statewide office.
Through August 18th
Starting August 19th
At the Door
*SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FEATURING Jeremy Quiroga & Terry Docktor!
$5 in advance • $10 at the door
you must register separately for the special performance -- click here!
Hotel is $99 a night •
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(Deadline: September 15th)
WSRID Schedule Play-By-Play 2013-2.pdf
WSRID Conference 2013 Flyer.pdf
Accommodation requests needed by October 1st, 2013.
WSRID, as a diverse and inclusive body, has adopted a formal communication policy of direct communication in
ASL for all WSRID sponsored events. We ask that all attendees honor this policy throughout the conference.
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11-30 days prior to event: 50% refund
0-10 days prior to event: 0 refund
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2013 WSRID State Conference